Honouring the wound: war and performance in the lives of Hannah Snell, Deborah Sampson and Pauline Cushman

Lock, G. ORCID: 0000-0002-8451-8602, 2011. Honouring the wound: war and performance in the lives of Hannah Snell, Deborah Sampson and Pauline Cushman. Linguaculture, 2011 (2), pp. 23-38. ISSN 2067-9696

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Abstract

This essay investigates three women’s cross-dressed service in the military. Hannah Snell (1723-92) served as a British marine and fought the French in India. Deborah Sampson Gannet (1760-1827) fought the British in the American Wars of Independence and Pauline Cushman (1833-1893) claimed to have disguised herself for the Union during the American Civil War. These three are, by no means, the only women to claim action and remuneration as male combatants (Jelinek 53-62), when the legal extent of women’s engagement was as unpaid camp followers. However, all three gave accounts of their military exploits to the public through biographies and solo performances on stage.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Linguaculture
Creators: Lock, G.
Publisher: Centre for (Inter)cultural and (Inter)lingual Research of Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, Romania
Place of Publication: Romania
Date: 2011
Volume: 2011
Number: 2
ISSN: 2067-9696
Divisions: Schools > School of Arts and Humanities
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:33
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:33
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14713

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